AMD announced their Zen 2 CPU architecture. The new "Zen 2" cores provide up to a 15% increased in instructions per clock (IPC) and the current architecture. The processors also include larger cache sizes. The new Ryzen processor will bring PCIe 4.0 to the mainstream, allowing for fast SSDs using the same number of lanes. AMD showcase 6, 8, and 12 core processors. They did not show the rumored 16 core AM4 CPU, we will have to wait to see on these.
The new CPUs were unveiled along with AM4 X570 motherboards that provide support for PCIe 4.0. These boards drop support for 1st generation Ryzen processors. The new chipset is expect to use more watts then the previous X470 boards and thus require more cooling.
AMD announced their new 7nm Radeon RX 5xxx series graphics cards. These cards feature GDDR6 and PCIe 4.0. These are the Navi GPUs that have been rumored. The showcased Radeon RX 5700 card beat a NVIDIA RTX 2080 running Strange Brigade gameplay demo.
Intel is now way behind. They have not been able to deliver their 10nm processors as promised. Now AMD has put even more pressure onto Intel to get those processors out. AMD has brought many advancements to mainstream computing, the most important of which is arguably PCIe 4.0.
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